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Call for Abstracts--Implementing EBPs in Mental Health & Addictions, Waypoint Research Institute Conference

Deadline December 20, 2015

As in many other public sectors, Mental Health and Addictions services are increasingly being asked to demonstrate that they are providing evidence-based services for their patients/clients. This conference will be aimed at exploring this issue, some of the challenges that we face in meeting this goal, strategies to overcome the challenges, and successes we can all learn from.

Barrie, Ontario
May 17-18, 2016
Kempenfelt Conference Centre
Conference Website:
Conference Hashtag: #WRIConference2016

The conference will feature diverse topics, both academic and applied, on knowledge translation/mobilization, implementation science, and quality/systems improvement in mental health and addictions, and at the interface between mental health and other related systems (e.g., education, corrections). Attendees will have access to workshops, as well as traditional academic paper presentations.

The target audience for this conference is anyone with an in implementation science, and issues relating to evidence-based practices in mental health and addictions. The focus is inter-disciplinary, and may be of interest to any of the following:

  • Hospital or community-based clinicians
  • Researchers and academics
  • Project managers
  • Leaders and policy-makers in mental health and addictions
  • Students
  • Consumers/Survivors

Call for Abstracts

The call for abstracts for the annual Waypoint Research Institute Conference is now open! For this year’s theme, “Implementing Evidence-Based Practices in Mental Health & Addictions” we welcome submissions on theoretical, methodological, or practice- or policy-based research in mental health and addictions in any of the following four core themes:

  • Evidence-Based Practice
  • Implementation Science
  • Knowledge Translation/Mobilization
  • Quality & Systems Improvement

Abstract Submission Deadline: December 20th, 2015 at 11:59pm

Please submit your abstracts to:

For more information, please go to our conference website. If you have any questions, please contact the Conference Chair, Laura Ball.